30 DAYS WILD! THE CHALLENGE IS ON TO DO SOMETHING OUTDOORS AND IN NATURE EVERY DAY FOR THE WHOLE OF JUNE! Click on the links below to get started!
We have just heard that tow of our pupils have had their poems chosen as regional winners of the Premier League Primary Writing Stars poetry competition.
I have great pleasure in confirming that the poem by Jonathan titled “Unstoppable” has been selected as the national winner of the Key Stage Two category of the Premier League Writing Stars competition! This poem has been selected by the judging panel from many thousands of poems submitted by primary school pupils across England and Wales. As a national winner, Jonathan and the school wins the following great prizes-
- Poems published in an official Premier League Writing Stars book with bespoke illustrations
- A special poetry workshop at the school (with a Premier League Trophy visit) from judging panel member Karl Nova when it is safe to do so.
- A framed version of their winning poem
- Poetry book bags for all winners’ schools
Please visit the website to hear what the judges had to say about the winning entry and see a full list of winners. https://plprimarystars.com/news/winners-writing-stars-2020
Here is Jonathan’s winning poem …
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
This year the Summer Reading Challenge will be a digital challenge. The scheme launches on 5th June 2020 and has the title The Silly Squad. THe focus is on funny books, happiness and having a laugh. So …GET READY TO GET SILLY!
Click here for details on how to register for the challenge.
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. The collection is dedicated to all key workers. Please see link below
We hope you all enjoyed the LIVE reading session today with Natalie Pritchard. Nearly 200 pupils logged in and listened to a story on the theme of kindness. The session included live “shout outs” to our pupils, a story reading and an opportunity to ask the author questions. If you missed it, click here to see the session. Thank you Mrs Brown for organising the event.
Phoebe took part in a world record attempt. The online art lesson attracted 48000 people so fingers crossed that is validated and she has been part of a world record breaking art lesson!
We have all seen the beautiful rainbows displayed on so many houses when we are out on our daily exercise time. We also made some in school and have displayed them around the fences and gates so if you are passing school on your daily walk you can see them and know we are all thinking of you! Here are a few pictures of what we have been getting up to in school too!
We are excited to see some of the activities you have been doing at home. Thanks for the photos. Let us know it is OK to pop them on here to share with your friends!
Here are a few photos of what your teachers have been getting up to during lockdown … in between setting and marking work and being in school with key worker children!
Spring Two and we are all celebrating World Book Day with a series of challenges and book based work across the school. Year Five were set the challenge of a treasure hunt using geocaching and QR codes to find clues about the books they have studied this year! They have also been to share books with Year One as part of their week.
This half term Year Five have been learning about surviving outdoors with Barry Howard. They have learned basic first aid, shelter building and how to filter dirty water to make it clean! They have even had a lesson on fire safety.
Year Five welcomed their parents at the open hour games session. Great fun was had by all!
Year five had lots of fun in games and puzzles week. Friday was interesting … playing games and learning those rules … while “Breaking the Rules” for the EPFA fundraiser! Year Five classes teamed up with Year 6 classes to learn new games.